Tips for optimal mental health
See a counselor
See your primary care doctor regularly
Listen to a body relaxation audio/video twice a day. One of the first steps in anyone's healing journey. We recommend Dr. Gail Brenner's mediations.
Engage in Centering Prayer 1) develops a calmer mind, 2) calms the affective nervous system, 3) increases one's energy, and 4) helps one experience God's presence more deeply.
Or, practice other healing meditations.
Participate in-person, or virtually, in a Christian prayer for healing session.
Avoid/minimize use of alcohol, sugar, yeast, and caffeine
See a physician regularly
Wear or sleep with an image of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Receive the Holy Eucharist/Communion as often as possible, if you're of the Catholic faith
Drink plenty of water/avoid dehydration
Do not hold smart phone in hands whenever possible. Or, turn off WiFi and mobile data whenever possible.
Engage in light to moderate exercise regularly
Do your best to eat healthy and consider a magnesium supplement
Turn off all electronic devices at least 2-3 hours before bed time (key to lowering anxiety levels)
Get to bed early rather than late if possible.
Read book: Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts